Friday, February 10, 2006

Cold Rain & Snow

I'm going to be catching Phil & Friends tomorrow night at the Beacon and I'm quite excited about it - definitely need my Dead fix. Haven't seen any Dead related bands in quite awhile and haven't seen a Phil & Friends show since '01. I got a bit tired of their endless noodling jams that didn't seem to go anywhere, but I'm ready for tomorrow night. Phil revealed his band for the New York run today (from Relix)....

Hours before he is set to begin his New York residency at Manhattan's Beacon Theater, Phil Lesh has revealed his band's lineup. The bassist publicly announced on Sirius Radio that singer Joan Osborne, keyboardist Rob Barraco, pedal steel guitarist Barry Sless, guitarist/fiddler Larry Campbell and drummer Jeff Sipe will join him at both the Beacon Theater this weekend and at the Hammerstein Ballroom next week. Since reviving his Friends band in late 2004, Lesh has rotated players each tour, shuffling over a dozen musicians in-and-out of his lineup in the past two years. With the exception of Sipe, tonight's lineup will mirror the band Lesh used for his San Francisco New Year's Run. Sometime "Friend" Ryan Adams, who first performed with Lesh at the 2005 Jammy Awards, also made a surprise appearance with the bassist on New Year's Eve, as many fans hope he will tonight.

Hoping for Ryan tomorrow night, but would by happy with Chris Robinson as well. Or maybe Phil will deal us a wild card - Trey does live in NYC now.

Oh also there is supposed to be a blizzard that is going to hit NYC tomorrow - though I've heard conflicting reports.

Here's a few shows with some different line-ups.....

Phil Lesh and Friends w. Ryan Adams - 2005/12/31 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA

Phil Lesh and Friends w. Chris Robinson - Winter Tour 2005 - Soundboard Sampler

Phil Lesh and Friends w. Al Schnier - 2005-05-13 - Warfield Theater - San Francisco, CA

Phil Lesh and Friends w. Warren Haynes - 2003-09-25 - Warfield Theater - San Francisco, CA

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